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The Lost Jungle…

by on Jun.14, 2017, under Life, Photography

Instead of walking back out of the bottom of the gorge from the falls the same way we’d walked in. Gerry suggested we try going downstream a bit and then go cross country through the jungle and see if we could find the track on the other side.

The Lost Jungle

The Lost Jungle

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 8 sec at f/11, ISO 50 x 6 Frames

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We stopped in this beautiful little spot on the creek. It was soo lush and green down here – the product of quite a bit of rain probably.

The view was going to be messy but this is another stitched panorama using six (6) frames. It was taken with my Novoflex multi-row panorama kit I’d lugged down to the bottom of the gorge.

I actually also took a two row version but in the end preferred the single row stitch.

I’d originally planned to remove Gerry and his camera and tripod from the right of the frame. In the end however I felt the slight mystery of the partially ghosted moving Gerry and the bold colour contrast was worth keeping.

Contrary to popular belief – we weren’t lost – we just got to wandering a little. Plus dealing with the nightmare near vertical climb back out of the gorge :(.

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Floating Above the Pines…

by on Jun.12, 2017, under Life, Photography

One of the things I wanted to do whilst we were here in South Australia visiting our relatives was to do some aerial shots over the fantastic pine plantations they have here.

Pine Lines

Pine Lines

DJI Phantom 4 - FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 126

There are so many to choose from – and even better the tree’s themselves vary from the very young and small to the massively large. So we have some areas with almost newly planted stock through to areas with relatively ancient pines. One thing in common however is that they are always planted in these very structured and systematic rows.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Forrest

Forrest

DJI Phantom 4 - FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 175

Finding the area with the right tree density and just the right road running through them was going to be the real trick. In the end I didn’t actually find exactly what I was looking for… yet… It was however our last day here so on my way home from the morning shoot I made a quick stop here to at least test my thinking…

Fine Pine

Fine Pine

DJI Phantom 4 - FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 166

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Monochromatic Wash…

by on Jun.10, 2017, under Life, Photography

Time for a little monochromatic action with these lovely sandy patterns on the beach here at Cape Banks in South Australia.

Monochromatic Wash

Monochromatic Wash

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 1.60 sec at f/16, ISO 100

The rippled lines in the sand were just beautiful and soft overcast light it was easy to take these subtle low contrast images. Even in colour they have an almost monochrome washed out soft look to them.

Stranded

Stranded

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 26 mm, 1/1 sec at f/16, ISO 100

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Ship Wrecked and Lost…

by on Jun.07, 2017, under Life, Photography

One of the things I was particularly looking for when coming to this location was a wrecked ship I’d read about online. Unfortunately all the information online didn’t actually specify where the ship was. The only thing I could find appeared to indicate it was “in the shallows just metres from the beach car park” at Carpenter Rocks.

Faded Lines

Faded Lines

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 307 sec at f/8, ISO 200

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

These two Lee BigStopper long exposures are probably two of my favourite images from the morning. I just love the mood and feel of both images. The softness imparted by the extremely long (five (5) minute) exposures is exactly what I was hoping for.

Wrecked

Wrecked

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 27 mm, 307 sec at f/9, ISO 100

I actually looked near Carpenter Rocks and the beach there (just a kilometer or so away from here) but couldn’t find anything. It was only when I flew the drone up the beach from the lighthouse that I found this :).

I believe this is the wreck of the Pisces Star – and perhaps that’s where the confusion comes in – there are apparently a number of wrecked ships along this coastline near Carpenter Rocks.

Driven

Driven

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 22 mm, 1/1 sec at f/11, ISO 50

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Fishbones and Colours…

by on Jun.05, 2017, under Life, Photography

I ended up returning to this spot where I’d first shot with the 12mm the previous evening. As luck would have it we were starting to get a blush of colour on the clouds. This murky pool with it’s crazy colourful seaweed draped everywhere would have to do.

Fishbones

Fishbones

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 6 sec at f/14, ISO 50

Painters Brush

Painters Brush

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 6 sec at f/14, ISO 50

Colourscape

Colourscape

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 2 sec at f/13, ISO 100

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